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This document announces a case involving a proposed two-year experiment that will test demand for a new Premium Forwarding Service (PFS). This service entails periodic reshipment of a customer's mail from a permanent address to a temporary address. Additional fees are involved. Conducting an experiment will allow the Postal Service to determine
This document addresses a proposal to add a definition of the term ``postal service'' to the rules of practice. This proposal is prompted by the Postal Service's action with respect to nonpostal initiatives. There is often controversy and uncertainty regarding the postal character of the services provided under those initiatives. The proposed
This document addresses a dispute that has arisen over the Postal Service's compliance with certain periodic reporting rules. These rules are intended to facilitate participation in Commission proceedings by providing the public with data and information on cost methodologies and other matters. This notice describes the dispute and invites
Name of Agency: Postal Rate Commission.
Time and Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at 2:30 p.m.
Place: Commission conference room, 1333 H Street, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 202680001.
Matters to be Considered: Consideration of Docket No. MC20043, Rate and Service Changes to Implement Functionally Equivalent Negotiated
The Postal Service will present a briefing and demonstration of its new PCbased rollforward model software on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 10 a.m. in the Commission's hearing room. The briefing will address the history of the Postal Service's rollforward model, reasons why the new version was developed, and components of the new model. A
Postal Rate Commissioners and staff members will tour mail preparation facilities located in the vicinity of East Hartford, Connecticut on November 4 and 5, 2004. The purpose is to familiarize attendees with various postalrelated operations, including those related to barcoding and sorting FirstClass Mail.
Postal Rate Commissioners and staff members will tour a bulk mail facility in Seattle, Washington, and bypass mail facilities in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, in midAugust. They also will observe the preparation of mail for delivery from Anchorage, Bethel, and Fairbanks, Alaska. The purpose is to familiarize attendees with postal operations in
This document establishes a formal docket for consideration of a proposed oneyear market test of a supplemental service feature for bulk FirstClass Mail, Standard Mail, and Periodicals. Conducting the test would allow the Service to collect data and information on customer response and related matters, and thereby determine whether it should seek
This document informs the public that Bank One has filed a motion for late acceptance of additional testimony in support of a negotiated service agreement with the Postal Service. The document also notes the absence of any previous indication that this testimony might be filed, and states that its acceptance may raise due process concerns given
This document establishes a docket for consideration of the Postal Service's filing a request for approval of a negotiated settlement agreement with Bank One Corporation. It identifies key elements of the proposed agreement, its relationship to the Capital One Services, Inc. negotiated agreement, and addresses preliminary matters. In a separate
This document establishes a docket for consideration of the Postal Service's request for approval of a negotiated service agreement with Discover Financial Services, Inc. It identifies key elements of the proposed agreement, its relationship to the Capital One Services, Inc. negotiated service agreement, and addresses preliminary procedural
This document establishes a formal docket for consideration of a proposed twoyear experiment testing the feasibility of two new Priority Mail packaging options. Both options are priced at a flat rate of $7.70. The shape of one package makes it suitable for mailing garments; the shape of other accommodates shoes. Conducting the experiment would
Postal Rate Commissioners and staff members will tour printing and distribution facilities located in the vicinity of Martinsburg, West Virginia on May 20 and 21, 2004. The purpose is to familiarize attendees with various postalrelated operations, including those related to parcel handling.
This document announces the Commission's intention to hold hearings on a formal complaint filed by several major Periodicals mailers. The complaint concerns the alleged inconsistency of certain Periodicals rates with several provisions of the Postal Reorganization Act, given several developments affecting the viability of the longstanding rate
The Commission proposes amending its rules to establish certain reporting requirements for the Postal Service's nonpostal services and products. The relatively recent expansion of nonpostal services and products offered by the Postal Service has caused various stakeholders to express concerns that those services and products may be crosssubsidized
This document provides notice of a Postal Service request for several changes affecting Periodicals mailers. It also addresses related preliminary procedural matters, including authorization of settlement discussions. One proposal would extend alternative experimental discounts to copalletized, dropshipped Periodicals publications exhibiting a
This document promulgates a final rule on procedural requirements for baseline and functionally equivalent Negotiated Service Agreements. The final rule incorporates relatively minor changes to the text of the rule as proposed, except in the area of the requisite Postal Service financial analysis. Adoption of this rule will provide the Postal
The Postal Rate Commission's advisory staff will present a briefing and demonstration of its new Windowsbased CRA/Cost Rollforward model on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 10 a.m. in the Commission's hearing room. The briefing will address the history of the Commission's model, reasons why the new version was developed, and components of the new
The Commission hereby provides notice that it is initiating a proposed rulemaking for the purpose of adding a definition of the term ``postal service'' to its rules of practice. This change is intended, among other things, to clarify Commission jurisdiction and thereby minimize the need for ad hoc determinations.